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gunsmith to slick up a Rossi 92 lever-action rifle

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by FreeIndividual, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. FreeIndividual

    FreeIndividual Vancouver area Member

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    I have a Rossi model 92 (copy of a Winchester 1892) and understand that its condition--crude, poorly finished--would improve with special attention from a gunsmith. I read that a little industry has developed for slicking up these guns. Does anyone know of a gunsmith in SW Washington or NW Oregon who would be a good choice for this project? (Or would it be best to ship the rifle to a specialty shop elsewhere?) Thank you!
     
  2. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    the 1st person that comes to mind is joe alvez/pioneer gun works in albany,oregon.
    Excellent cowboy gun sliker-upper.

    I'll ask around amongst my cowboy shooter friends for some more recomendations.
     
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    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Mine came out pretty good by installing the spring kit myself and polishing a few parts.
    Just not that difficult.
     
  5. FreeIndividual

    FreeIndividual Vancouver area Member

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    Thank you for all the advice!
     
  6. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    If the gun is new or close to it,levering it several hundred times can and will wear it in some.I dono't advise dry firing it...personal opiniion about dry firing guns...but just lever it while watching tv ,etc.

    here's 2 mor thoughs on 'smiths. Either Ken Starnes or David Seth would do it I'm sure. ken is just a bit North of Lewsville park,and David is right in Amboy by the Thriftway market.A friend says turn around time with David is a bit quicker,and he's been very happy with his work.
     
  7. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    Hi
    Just to let you know that I have taken a Certified Cowboy Action Armorer Course and if you would like and have the time bring it over and we can get it done. I live on SE 172nd Ave.
    Tony Portland, Oregon Area
     
  8. DvlHownd

    DvlHownd Milwaukie, OR New Member

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    Pay attention to the guide rails and keep your loaded ammo to an OAL of about 1.55".